The millions of wildebeests and zebras are always somewhere, but they are not always in large herds or on the move. The location is largely dependent on the weather, which can considerably vary from year to year. In general wildebeests assemble on the south of the Serengeti during the months of January and February, the season in which they give birth to their young. Starting around March they move northward and westward in search for fresh grazing ground through the Serengeti National Park. The bulk of these animals reaches the Masai Mara in Kenya, where they tend to stay during the months of August, September and October, before starting their return trek south through the Serengeti in November. Behind the masses of migrating animals, follows the ever-searching predators — watch as this life and death drama unfolds before you.
Arrive at the airport and transfer to your hotel, nestling in the lush garden surroundings of Nairobi's Central Park - Nairobi Serena Hotel. Here you can enjoy quiet and peaceful moments away from the bustling city, and yet remain within walking distance of it. The superlative accommodation, excellent cuisine, impeccable service and luxurious facilities have all contributed to the Nairobi Serena acquiring the coveted status of being a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World". Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Amboseli National Park (Optional transfer to Wilson Airport for Air Kenya flight to Amboseli. Met at the airstrip and transfer to the camp with game drive en-route). There you will experience your first mid-morning game drive in a park that is famous for its breath-taking views of Kilimanjaro.
The park also shelters more than 420 species of birds. Enormous Elephant population and other big game are attracted to the area by underground springs fed from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch at the Tortilis Camp, and then have some time to relax before departing for a late evening game drive. Return to the lodge and enjoy a scrumptious dinner and overnight at Tortilis Camp or similar.
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for a dawn game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest to Giraffes to Baboons. Midday finds us at your lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another closing game drive. Amboseli is home to the legendary Maasai tribesmen. Maasai warriors are famous and are proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. All meals and overnight at Tortilis Camp or similar.
Breakfast at the Camp. Morning transfer to the Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. Met and drive via the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha. Lunch at Loldia House. Afternoon boat ride including visit to the crescent Island. Dinner and overnight at Loldia House or similar.
Depart Lake Naivasha after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park for morning game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx. 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. In addition, a large variety of game can be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild's Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and many species of plains game. Afternoon drive back to Loldia House for late lunch. Rest of the day is spent at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the Loldia House or similar.
Breakfast at the house. Morning spent at leisure. Lunch at Loldia house. Afternoon transfer to Loldia Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Masai Mara. On arrival at Mara Game reserve, met and transfer to the camp with game drive en-route. The Mara offers wildlife in variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe; over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see Lions, Rhinos, Hippos, Crocodiles, Giraffe, Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalo, Warthogs, Hyenas, and Jackals, Buffalo, and a variety of antelopes. It is in the Mara that the most spectacular event of natural wonder takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search for water and pasture. Behind their heels are predators of the savanna - Lion, Cheetah, Jackals, Hyena and Vultures. Depart for an afternoon game drive until dusk. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Governors Camp or similar.
Your day begins with an early morning game drive taking you into the Mara plains when the animals are most active. Optional BALLOON SAFARI at an extra fee. An early start at dawn when you will be transferred down to the Balloon launching site. Glide over the plains and have the different experience of game driving from a hot air balloon. End the experience with a full bush breakfast set up for you in the bush with sparkling wine and certificates to commemorate your trip. Game drive back to the camp. After a relaxing repast, continue honing your game spotting skills on a game drive as you make your way back to the camp. After lunch and some time to relax, enjoy a second game drive this afternoon. All meals and overnight at Mara Governors Camp or similar.
You spend two days in the Maasai Mara on early morning or morning and afternoon game drives. The trees in the distance might turn out to be a family of Giraffes. Those clump of bushes might turn out to be a pride of Lions, and the rock that moves a Rhino lumbering out of your way. With diligence and some luck, you may encounter a family of Cheetahs, or a herd of Elephants crossing in front of you. Large animals are not the only entertainment - a family of warthogs may amuse you, running as fast as their little legs will carry them, until they forget why they are rushing and stop to re-group. All meals and overnight at the Mara Governors Camp or similar.
Early morning game drive (06h30-09h00). Breakfast at the camp. Morning transfer to the Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. On arrival, met and transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel for day use of room. Evening transfer to the famous Carnivore Restaurant for farewell dinner. Later transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international home-bound departure flight.